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Israel to expand Shiloh settlement

Israel has announced its intent to expand Shiloh settlement which was built illegally on Palestinian-owned lands north of Ramallah City.

The Palestinian activist Bashar al-Qaryuti said that Israel’s Civil Administration has published a map for a new settlement plan targeting Palestinian lands in the villages of Qaryut, Jalud and Turmus Ayya.

Al-Qaryuti explained that the plan is aimed at seizing new Palestinian lands to expand Shiloh settlement.

Last Sunday the Israeli authorities announced a plan to build 120 new settlement units in Deir Istiya and Kafr Laqif villages in Salfit and Qalqilya.

The Israeli settlement construction activity in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Golan is considered illegal under international law.

On 23 December 2016 the United Nations Security Council issued Resolution 2334 which demanded an immediate and complete halt to the settlement construction in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

_The Palestinian Information Center.

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